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Meaning & Definition of Wrinkle in English

English

Wrinkle

/rɪŋkəl/

noun

1. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

  • "His face has many lines"
  • "Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
    synonym:
  • wrinkle
  • ,
  • furrow
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • crinkle
  • ,
  • seam
  • ,
  • line

2. A minor difficulty

  • "They finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out"
    synonym:
  • wrinkle

3. A clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)

    synonym:
  • wrinkle

verb

1. Gather or contract into wrinkles or folds

  • Pucker
  • "Purse ones's lips"
    synonym:
  • purse
  • ,
  • wrinkle

2. Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface

  • Make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
  • "The dress got wrinkled"
  • "Crease the paper like this to make a crane"
    synonym:
  • wrinkle
  • ,
  • ruckle
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • crinkle
  • ,
  • scrunch
  • ,
  • scrunch up
  • ,
  • crisp

3. Make wrinkled or creased

  • "Furrow one's brow"
    synonym:
  • furrow
  • ,
  • wrinkle
  • ,
  • crease

4. Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

  • "This fabric won't wrinkle"
    synonym:
  • rumple
  • ,
  • crumple
  • ,
  • wrinkle
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • crinkle

Examples of using

There's a pesky wrinkle on my shirt that I just can't get the iron to remove.